Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti

Nicolas Stavy Piano Master Class at the Liszt Academy

2 March 2020

Date: 8 March 2020, 10:00-15:00

Place: Liszt Academy main building, room XXIII


In his native France and around the world, audiences are moved by the sensitivity of the playing of this artist who “makes the piano sing so wonderfully” (La Lettre du Musicien). Nicolas Stavy performs in prestigious international contexts such as the Festival Piano aux Jacobins, the Chopin Festival at Nohant, the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, the Piano Festival of Lille, the Festival Berlioz, the Musée d’Orsay, the Salle Pleyel, the Casals Hall (Tokyo) or the Victoria Hall (Geneva). He has performed with major orchestras such as the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, etc.

Ever avid for discovery, Nicolas Stavy performs chamber music with such colleagues as Patrick Messina, Tatiana Vassilieva, Daniel Hope, Cédric Tiberghien, Tedi Papavrami, Karine Deshayes, the Quatuor Ebène or the Quatuor Voce.

After studies with Gérard Frémy and Christian Ivaldi at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique in Paris, where he won 1st prizes for Piano and Chamber Music, Nicolas Stavy went on to study with Dominique Merlet at the Geneva Conservatoire (where he was awarded a 1st prize with distinction) and participated in master classes with György Sebök.


Only Liszt Academy students can participate at the masterclass.

To apply please fill out the following application form.

Application deadline: 5 March 2020


Schedule of the master class:

10.00–11.00: Jion Nakamura

J. S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 – Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 867
Debussy: Études – 11. Pour les arpèges composés


11.00–12.00: Chinami Hashimoto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110


12.00–13.00: Ittzés Péter

Liszt: Quatre valses oubliées


13.00–14.00: Matli Annamária

Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52


14.00–15.00: Hirling Bettina

Bartók: Scherzo